Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), organized by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is being held from the 9th until the 13th of October in Delhi, India. Designers are presenting their Spring/Summer 2014 collections during this 5 day fashion extravaganza.
This is part two of our review. Missed part one? Read it here: https://thefashionorientalist.com/2013/10/12/wills-lifestyle-india-fashion-week-part-one/
Flirty florals and bright colors
Rinku Sobti’s collection includes floaty silks, vibrant colors and plaited fabrics. One of my favorite items is this tight, white pant combined with a heavily embroidered jacket in bright yellow. The cut of the blazer is very feminine and sexy, while the overall look is more masculine and fierce.
Charu Parashar created a beautiful color palette for her spring/summer 2014 collection by combining white, corals, shades of pink and red with funky prints and fine embroidery. A very modern and bright collection.
Hemant & Nandita went for a flower garden feel, with a color palette consisting of soft blues, purples combined with white and orange. White bikes were parked on the runway with baskets filled with flowers; a countryside backdrop. The collection has a flirty feminine touch, which works well for spring.
A spring- summer fairytale
Rabani & Rakha’s runway show is one of my favorites. Soft pastel shades, flowy fabrics and heavy embroidery. Fairytale like gowns suitable for a princess. The collection is a combination of modern Indian silhouettes and contemporary western gowns. Breath taking collection, perfect for a modern spring/summer bride.
Both Amit Aggarwal and am:pm by Ankur & Priyanka Modi went for a futuristic feel. Amit Aggarwal’s collection was similar to his winter/festive collection, this time opting for lighter colors. Am:pm by Ankur & Priyanka Modi featured contemporary designs, with artistic prints.
Soft and neutral tones took center stage in Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna’s show, also including creative cuts, and sexy silhouettes. Highlights are the sexy, metallic gowns. A great fit for a red carpet.
The grand finale of WIFW was by Ashish N Soni. A true showstopper including suits for both men and women, sophisticated ensembles with bright prints and polka dots and luxurious evening gowns fit for a Hollywood red carpet. A stunning collection, celebrating the independent woman who looks stylish in a masculine suit and sophisticated in beautiful gowns. The color palette was slightly dark; white, black and grey dominated. These items are therefore most suitable as evening wear or for a formal high tea or garden party.
Touch of tradition
While 90% of all designers opted for contemporary designs Joy Mitra’s collection stayed true to traditional Indian wear. A color palette of black, white and gold combined with intricate embroidery gives it a classic, regal feel. The accessories were cute embroidered bags (a pouch) made from velvet fabric.
Let us know which WIFW SS14 designer collection is your favorite!
WIFW: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
FDCI: Fashion Design Council of India